Science Diplomacy

The University Alliance Ruhr universities cooperate with academic and research institutions around the world and are involved in numerous networks.
Our University Alliance Ruhr liaison offices are your international gateway to the Ruhr Area. Responsible for the regions of North America and Eastern Europe/Central Asia, the liaison offices promote international exchange, foster research collaborations, and provide the organizational framework to support joint academic projects.

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 Science Diplomacy

Science Diplomacy, an umbrella term, describes both formal and informal collaborations between stakeholders from science, policy, and diplomacy, which involve various governmental or diplomatic organizations as well as non-governmental and other institutions. These typically address research based and practice oriented international relations, global policy making, societal challenges, differences in cultures and belief-systems, and/or politically delicate situations. At the institutions of the University Alliance Ruhr, the role of science diplomacy is at numerous levels, and we are internationally networked in multiple manners. We operate international liaison offices for the promotion and intensification of our international contacts and cooperation. Our departments organize cross-disciplinary talks and research projects to further scientific relationships and dialogue as well as international research. Important topics include discussions and research on displacement, migration, and international higher education, as well as current political developments and crisis. Of note is that the Ruhr University Bochum helped found and steer the German branch of the Scholars at Risk Network (SaR) . This network seeks to protect fundamental scientific rights and freedoms, both in research and teaching.


Science Diplomacy at UDE

Science Diplomacy at RUB

Science Diplomacy at TUD